Ben Viljoen High School Under Fire for Racist Graffiti on Toilet Walls


The Ben Viljoen High School in Groblersdal, Limpopo has been put under the spotlight for a racial remark written on the walls of one of its toilets.

A screenshot of the graffiti has been making the rounds on social media. It reads “Of course Black Lives Matter a Dead slave is useless (sic).”

In a statement, the school condemned the remark and said it had become aware that someone wrote a “comment with a negative connotation” on the wall of one of its toilet booths in the boys’ cloakroom. 

“It was removed immediately. The incident is regarded as very serious and therefore an investigation has already been started. We hope to identify the perpetrator soon and take disciplinary action. We would like to use the opportunity to address any other social issues that learners may have and to find meaningful solutions where complaints are justified,” the school said. 

The school apologised to members of the school community “who have been offended by the remark.